Thursday, September 24, 2015

Deputies investigate contraband smuggling at prison in Welch

(AP) — McDowell County sheriff's deputies are investigating contraband smuggling at Stevens Correctional Facility.

The sheriff's office says investigators found $12,000 worth of tobacco products, saw blades and other items. The items were found behind a maintenance shed at the prison in Welch and near the West Virginia Division of Highways' offices in Havaco.

The sheriff's office says arrest warrants are expected to be issued soon.